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Question for DP Custom Owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bbob24, Jul 20, 2002.

  1. bbob24


    May 23, 2002
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Hi all,

    I finally put my downpayment in for one of Dave's basses and I had a question for those of you with experiance with his instruments. Mine is a 5 string, walnut body, spaulted maple top, ebony finger board, schaller tuners. My question is about the bridge, as of now I'm going with his standard bridge. Would I be better off going with a higher grade bridge? What are your opinions?


  2. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I have experience with DP.

    IMO, the bridge is a very important contributer to the tone. I would opt oft for a better bridge, say an ABM.

    I don't think you would regret it in the long run...

    Good luck!
  3. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    How was the B string on yours,Jeff?
  4. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    It was pretty good. A little flabby, but not bad at all.

  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I have never felt that the bridge makes much difference in tone at all.
  6. RedV


    Mar 19, 2002
    Eustis, FL
    Truth be told, you're going to get a LOT of different opinions here on that. Some will say the bridge is important, others not so much.

    But to be honest with you, you're spending at least $600 on a CUSTOM instrument, ya might as well spend the extra $75-$100 or whatever to get good components. Like Jeff said, I don't think you'll be sorry in the long run.

  7. I got a Schaller bridge on mine. I couldn't see having a custom bass built, and then putting generic stuff on it.
    I got it hooked up with all good junk, and been very happy with it.

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